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How to Make a Seashell Wreath

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Seashells, rocks and coral picked up from a Florida beach.

Seashells, rocks and coral picked up from a Florida beach.

What Do You Do With Collected Seashells?

If you're anything like me, you can't help yourself from collecting seashells.

Seashells come in all sizes, colors, and shapes. They are the remnants of such things as mollusks, sea urchins, starfish, crabs, and other sea creatures who once lived inside these hard exoskeletons. The hard shells protected them in a way that is similar to our living in a house or apartment to keep us safe from external elements.

It's so thrilling to find a perfectly intact sand dollar on the beach. There are many different types of seashells, and Florida is a great place to find an abundance of them. I have found worm castings, spiky Murex shells, Atlantic augers, olive shells, turkey wing seashells, jingle shells, Florida lightning whelks, and many other types.

While most people like to collect seashells with no holes or broken pieces, those factors don't matter to me. I even collected bits of coral and even interesting rocks on those Florida beaches to add to my collection. Since I amassed a huge collection of pretty seashells, I thought that it would be nice to use them in some way. I ended up using quite a few of them in the making of several seashell wreaths. Learn how I made them below!

Florida seashells and other treasures

Florida seashells and other treasures

Supplies Needed to Make a Seashell Wreath

All you need are the following supplies:

  • A collection of different-sized shells, bits of rock, coral, etc.
  • Straw wreath purchased from a craft store
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Wire to hang the wreath when completed
  • Acrylic spray to apply to the shells on the wreath when completed. This makes the shells look more colorful and as if they just came out of the water.

How to Make a Seashell Wreath

  1. Poke a hole into the straw from the back to insert a strong wire to loop through the straw. This will hold up your wreath when completed. I used an ice pick to get it started. When I wound the wire through, I doubled it to add extra strength and wound it together.
  2. Start laying a base of shells onto the wreath and carefully glue them to the surface. Be careful with that hot glue gun because if any of the hot glue gets onto your skin, it causes quite a painful burn.
  3. Start overlapping other shells on top, making sure all of the straw base is covered. Here is where you utilize your artistry skills! Play with your assortment of shells and collected items to see what looks best. There is no right or wrong way to do this. Have fun with this project!
  4. When completed, spray your wreath in a well-ventilated area with a glossy acrylic spray. Let dry, and your seashell wreath is ready to hang on a wall and admire for years to come!

Sun-Kissed Days and Seashell Ways

Do you like to remember those lazy and sun-kissed days spent at the beach? I well remember ditching my shoes and running over the blistering hot sand to the shoreline where the sand was harder packed and cool because of the relentless wave action of the Gulf of Mexico.

There were many sand dunes on South Padre Island when I was a teenager. They have mostly been gobbled up by developers over the years who have built hotels and private beach homes where they once stood as small mountains of sand. Mountains may be a slight exaggeration, but in my mind's eye and especially as a kid they appeared as such.

I think that I am not alone in the love of beachcombing in addition to other types of seaside entertainment. There is the possibility of finding that perfect treasure right under your toes! Most often when beachcombing, the shells are empty. The sea creature has long since perished. Occasionally a particularly turbulent storm might wash up some shells with the sea dwellers still alive within the shells. Kind people who pick these up will often toss them back into the ocean where they have a chance of survival.

What Can You Do With Seashells?

Seashells can be quite beautiful and collectible. Often there are seaside shops selling these beauties from all around the world. The price depends upon how perfectly intact the shell is, the size, coloration, and also rarity. They can also be purchased from most hobby and craft stores.

I made several of these seashell wreaths to display the beauty of these finds. One was given to my aunt and uncle who hosted my mother and me in Florida on several occasions and who took us to the beach to find the shells. Several others were given to friends as gifts. The one that I still possess is a heart-shaped wreath made out of plastic-wrapped straw. It measures about 12 inches in height and width with the shells attached and weighs about 2 1/4 pounds. The other wreaths that I created were round in shape.

For Additional Ideas

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2012 Peggy Woods

Comments are welcomed.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 25, 2020:

Hi Diana,

It sounds like you not only have many seashells, but good memories to accompany them. Thanks for your comment.

Diana Carol Abrahamson from Somerset West on March 24, 2020:

Thank you for the very creative hub you produced. I also grew up picking up shells galore and creating things from them. Otherwise I collected them and placed in a glass jar for the mantelpiece, to remind us of our holidays and endless days on the beach.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 24, 2019:

Hi Patricia,

Knowing that your sister made that picture frame using seashells does make it extra special. So glad that you have it. Virtual hugs are headed your way today.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 23, 2019:

I have a beautiful frame that holds a picture of me with my 2 sisters. The frame was made by my eldest sister about four years ago. Needless to say it is very special. Angels once again are headed to Houston to your home. ps

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 10, 2018:

Hi Patricia,

You are lucky to live close to those great shell collecting places in Florida. Have fun making a seashell wreath. I am sure yours would be beautiful. Sending angels back your way!

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 10, 2018:

I keep coming back to this because I have a plethora of shells collected at Sanibel and Captiva. Often I have a wreath on my front door...usually each month so I must make one of these to adorn the door. Angels are headed your way once again. ps

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 02, 2017:

Hi Patricia,

My favorite shelling has been done on the western side of Florida. We were close to Sanibel Island but never made it to the actual island. Shelling can be so much fun. Hope things are going well for your family.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 30, 2017:

The wreaths are beautiful...with all of the shells I have collected here in Florida you would think I have a bunch of them made. However not so. I will leave that to is a bit tedious for me . I love love love to go shelling...we have had some wonderful excursions to Venice Beach, Sanibel, and Captiva. There are shells here off the east coast but none quite as spectacular as the ones in the other locations.

Hoping all is good with with. Angels and blessings once again headed your way ps

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 03, 2015:

Hi Suzanne,

I had an aunt who also liked collecting sea glass and she displayed her collection in pretty containers. One of my uncles liked collecting sharks teeth. There are many treasures to be found when beach-combing! Thanks for the visit and the pin.

Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on June 02, 2015:

This is a great project and I remember in the old days people used to make seashell boxes and even seashell building facades! I like finding sea glass on the beach too and it looks so beautifully shaped I can't resist bringing home as much as possible. Pinned to my DIY board and voted awesome!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 04, 2015:

Hi peachpurple,

That would be the inexpensive way of securing seashells to use in projects such as this if you live anywhere near a beach location. Good luck with your search!

peachy from Home Sweet Home on May 04, 2015:

beautiful craft, must visit the seaside to collect some seashells

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 15, 2015:

Hi starstream,

Enjoy yourself while beach combing in Florida when you next travel there. The shells are wonderful along the west coast in that state. It is easy to create shell wreaths as you now know. :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 14, 2015:

Hello paperfacets,

So glad that by reading this hub it gave you ideas on how to approach your project using seashells. Nice to read! :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 14, 2015:

Hi Patricia,

Shells are beautiful in glass vases and containers. That is another great way to enjoy their beauty. Isn't nature wonderful! Thanks for your comment, votes and shares. Sending angels your way today!

Dreamer at heart from Northern California on February 14, 2015:

What a lovely idea! Thanks for telling us it isn't very difficult to create one of these treasures. I have always loved the seashore and finding shells. I must go to Florida next and find some of those little gems. I am in California.

Sherry Venegas from La Verne, CA on February 14, 2015:

I have a mirror and frome I am going to mosaic with our collected sea treasures. This discussion on wreath making has helped me develop my ideas for it. Thanks so much.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on February 14, 2015:

These are always so stunning Peggy. So many unusual shells to be found that make our own wreath distinctive.

I have not made one because, this will sound silly, but I fill beautiful glass containers with them so I can enjoy them this way. Seashells aplenty come home with me each time I go to the beach ...maybe I can spare a few to make one of these.

Voted up++++ shared and pinned

Angels once again winging their way to you ps

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 13, 2014:

Hi Jackie,

Glad that you like this idea of how to use seashells. They do get heavy. Maybe you will have to molly bolt that case to the wall. Seashells are so beautiful. Have you seen those glass lamps where the inside could be filled with them? Another idea for you to perhaps use.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on December 12, 2014:

I may just try this; I love seashells and I always have plenty meaning to do something with them! I even have a huge framed case of them I am afraid to hang on the wall they are so heavy but I just can't pass them up when I see them. Love this. Thanks! ^+

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 26, 2014:

Hi Carol Lawrence,

I am sure that you could use that type of form as well as long as the hot glue would make things stick to it. I have never personally tried it. Good luck!

Carol Lawrence on November 25, 2014:

Can I use a styrafoam form?

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 02, 2014:

Hi CherylsArt,

Too bad your mobile did not last but you can always restring your seashells. Hunting for them is the fun part!

CherylsArt on August 30, 2014:

That's a cool idea. I made a hanging mobile of seashells and hung it in my garden. I've got to come up with a stronger twine though as it started coming apart after the first year. But it was pretty cool. I consider finding seashells like going on a treasure hunt. : )

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 03, 2014:

Hi Easy Exercise,

As you can tell it is fairly easy to accomplish making one of these seashell wreaths. The fun part can be in collecting the seashells and then arranging them in a pleasing manner. Would be nice to add to your bathroom collection!

Kelly A Burnett from United States on June 02, 2014:

I want one of these! My bathroom is all shells - including the frames with the grandchildren photos.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 22, 2014:

Hi GmaGoldie,

You would not have to wait until retirement to make this seashell wreath. It isn't that time consuming unless of course you wish to take trips and personally find all of those seashells yourself. In that case...have fun! :))

Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on May 16, 2014:

This is on my agenda when I retire - almost a decade away but a gal can dream can't she? I love shells and think this would be a delightful project. Great tips.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 05, 2014:

Hi MysticMoonlight,

So glad that you like the idea of making this a family affair in making these seashell wreaths. Have fun and thanks for the share.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 04, 2014:

Hello VVanNess,

Enjoy this project. These seashell wreaths can be enjoyed for countless years after making them.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 03, 2014:

Hi Rebecca,

It truly is easy to make one of these seashell wreaths. So glad you liked the photos and instructions and thanks for the pin.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 25, 2014:

Thanks Au fait. Would love to see photos of what you have made using those old baby clothes of your daughter's. Thanks for the votes & pin.

MysticMoonlight on February 23, 2014:

Hello Peggy, this is a wonderful article. Fantastic idea, so creative and gorgeous! The whole family can get involved with this project which I love and the wreaths would make terrific gifts! Voted and shared!

Victoria Van Ness from Fountain, CO on February 23, 2014:

How gorgeous! This is one of my huge projects; making a wreath for our front door. I'll have to give this beauty a shot!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on February 23, 2014:

How pretty! And you are right, it is really quite easy. Shared and pinned. Thanks!

C E Clark from North Texas on February 23, 2014:

I really like incorporating souvenirs or other items with sentimental value into useful items that can be used indefinitely around the home. I'm still trying to find time to make a lap quilt and some wall hangings out of my daughter's baby clothes. I've made some of them into pillows, but there are still quite a few items left.

You seem to be very talented in so many artistic things. These wreaths look beautiful and you make them sound easy to make too. I've pinned this article to my 'Crafts & Instructions' board. Also gave you 5 more stars and voting it up and BAUI. Going to share it too, since I've not done that before.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 05, 2013:

Hi Patricia,

Have fun using your built up collection of shells and have fun picking up more on those gorgeous Florida beaches. Thanks for sharing and pinning this. Sending angels back to you! :)

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on September 02, 2013:

Hi Peggy

I have millions, okay a bit of exaggeration, I have a bunch of shells I have collected over the years. At Christmas time we will go back to a favorite shelling spot here in Florida to collect, can't wait.

I may just have to make a shell wreath; it is so lovely.

Thank you for sharing this. I am definitely sharing with my daughter as she is the queen of wreaths. Angels are on the way ps pinned

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 17, 2013:

Hello theryanpride,

So glad that you liked this idea of what to do with seashells. Appreciate your comment.

Sonya from Indiana on July 17, 2013:

very neat idea I love it thank you for sharing.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 17, 2013:

Hi FlourishAnyway,

Glad that you liked this! It is a pretty reminder of my beach combing in Florida. Thanks for the votes + share.

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 17, 2013:

What a gorgeous homemade reminder of the beach. Voted up, beautiful and sharing.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 04, 2013:

Hi Stacie L,

It is amazing what can be accomplished using those hot glue guns. One just needs to be careful or one can end up with a nasty burn. Glad to know that you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make a seashell wreath. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 02, 2013:

Hi Suzanne,

Am sure you would find the same type of shells on those Florida beaches if you were to visit there. Craft stores sell assorted shells as does Amazon and Ebay for those who cannot harvest them any other way. They are inexpensive and certainly can be used in different manners such as this wreath as an example. Thanks for your votes and shares.

Stacie L on July 01, 2013:

I love this craft lesson with shells...and glue guns make anything better! thumbs up!

justmesuzanne from Texas on June 20, 2013:

What a fun project! I haven't been to a beach in decades. I wonder if this variety of shells is still available... Voted up, interesting, tweeted, pinned and shared! :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 09, 2013:

Hi livingsta, can create many beautiful things using shells. When one starts with such a lovely natural medium, it is not hard to accomplish. Appreciate your comment, vote and share.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 08, 2013:

Hi moonlake,

So glad that you liked learning just how simple it is to create a seashell wreath. What made it even more special for me was that all of the assorted shells, bits of coral and even rocks that I utilized were all picked up off of beaches in Florida. Makes for nice memories when I see the one that I have kept. Thanks for the pin and the share!

livingsta from United Kingdom on May 07, 2013:

Beautiful piece of art Peggy. Shells are beautiful and one can use them to create varieties of gifts and artworks. Thank you for sharing this with us. Voted up and sharing!

moonlake from America on May 07, 2013:

Have to pin this to my craft board on Pinterest. Voted up and shared.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 28, 2013:

Hi KoffeeKlatch Gals,

I think that your grandchildren would love that idea of you using the shells that they collected to make a seashell wreath. That....or glue them onto a picture frame with their photos inside. Would bring a smile to their faces the next time they visit you! Thanks for your comment and the votes. Have fun with this project! :))

Susan Hazelton from Northern New York on April 28, 2013:

Beautiful wreath. I don't know why I haven't done one before. I have a bunch of seashells my grandchildren collected last time they visited. I think I will make a memory seashell wreath for them. Up, awesome, and useful. Thanks for the idea.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 17, 2013:

Hi FlourishAnyway,

So glad that you liked my seashell wreath and my description of how to make it. The most fun of all was collecting the shells on the beaches in Florida and then deciding which ones to use. Thanks for your comment and votes.

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 17, 2013:

What a beautiful work of art, PeggyW. Voted up and more!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 25, 2013:

Hi Indian Chef,

So glad that you liked this tutorial on how to make a seashell wreath. Hope you do get to a beach were you can find some pretty shells and someday make a wreath for your girls. Thanks for all of the votes! :)

Indian Chef from New Delhi India on March 25, 2013:

Very beautiful sea shells and it would be a real beautiful jewellery for the girls.. so if i ever go to beach I know what to do with the shells. Liked the pictures, voted up, interesting , beautiful and awesome

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 23, 2013:

Hi beingwell,

I never tried to sell the seashell wreaths that I made but gave them to relatives and some friends as gifts. The heart shaped one photographed is the one that I had given to my mother and now that she is gone, I have it. You are probably correct in that they could be sold in craft fairs and other places. Thanks for your comment.

beingwell from Bangkok on March 22, 2013:

Your seashell wreath looks exquisite. I can imagine this being sold for a good sum in the market.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 09, 2013:

Hi Vinaya,

Beach combing is fun but obviously a bit hard to do in a land locked country. There is always the Internet for finding shells! Suggestion...if crafting is not your "cup of tea" just move on to things that you like better. I understand! :))

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on March 08, 2013:

Crafting is not my cup of tea, but I will love to try this. But I don't know where to find seashell in landlocked country. LOL

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 15, 2013:

Hi Brett,

It really was simple making this seashell wreath...especially if one has many seashells from which to choose. As you mentioned in your hub, they can be used for a number of things in addition to becoming part of a wreath. Thanks for your votes and the sharing.

Brett C from Asia on February 13, 2013:

After having recently written about making picture frames, when I saw this one, I had to take a look. I think that beach combing is a really nice activity, relaxing and yet interesting. Sea shells are so good for many crafts, normally creating some beautiful items. This wreath seems easy enough to make and should look great, even when made by a newbie.

Shared, tweeted, up and useful.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 23, 2013:


Glad that you liked the idea of making a seashell wreath. Appreciate your comment.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 23, 2013:

So lovely and creative ideas thanks for such a well-advised Hub

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 11, 2013:

Hi dragonflyfla,

Since you live in Florida and have access to the will undoubtedly have fun using seashells in these ways. Let me know how you like your seashell wreaths. They would make great gifts! Thanks for your comment.

Joy Campbell from South Florida on January 11, 2013:

I haven't thought of using seashells for a weath! I take daily walks on the beach and have quite a collection of shells. I am going to try my hand at this project. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 08, 2013:

Hi Angelo52,

Like you, I also find other objects found on the beach useable and interesting when making crafts. The rocks and imperfect seashells in this wreath that I photographed (as well as others that I made) I thought looked really good and were more representative of what is actually found on the Florida beaches. I guess everyone has their own interpretation of what is pretty and useful. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 08, 2013:

Hi Denise,

Nice to know that you will be taking this idea and making a seashell wreath for your bathroom with a shell motif. Appreciate your comment and the votes.

Angelo52 on January 08, 2013:

Nice wreath. I like the use of seashells and other beachcombed items. I design seashell crafts also and have used many items found when beachcombing with the seashells.

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on January 07, 2013:

Two thumbs up and bookmarking this one, Peggy! Wow, it is so awesome. I love shells and this wreath looks like the perfect addition to my bathroom with shell motif. I wrote a hub about beachcombing so I will add this one as a link. UP/A/U/I and shared on pinterest.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 28, 2012:

Hi Melovy,

Since you already have the sounds like you have another project ahead. Good luck with making your seashell wreaths! Maybe next Christmas people will be getting wreaths from you? They do make for great gifts. Thanks for your comment and the share.

Yvonne Spence from UK on December 28, 2012:

This looks like fun to do. My daughters and I decorated frames with shells years ago, and I can't remember what we used. I do remember our first attempts were not very successful, but we got there in the end and gave them all away at Christmas. We have collected many more shells since then so I will give this a go.

Great hub. I will share!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 24, 2012:

Hi DzyMsLizzy,

How very nice it would be to get those shells collected by your great great grandfather out of the can and on view for people to more easily enjoy. So glad that this hub gave you the idea of what to do with them. Appreciate your comment and the votes. Good luck with your project and those very special shells!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 24, 2012:

Hi Gail,

These seashell wreaths do make great gifts. Am happy to hear that this hub inspired you to make some for yourself and others. Thanks for the votes and share. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on December 24, 2012:

Well, now!

I have a can full of small (very small) seashells that have been handed down in the family. They were originally collected from around the world by a great-great grandfather who was (unfortunately, before they knew better) in the whaling trade. It is a smallish can--about like a pound of coffee used to come in. As a child, I always loved looking through all the shells, as did my kids after me. I still have them tucked away somewhere. Perhaps if I can find a small enough wreath base, this might make a great way to share them forever with the family so they can be seen instead of hiding away in a tin can.

Voted up, interesting, beautiful and useful.

Gail Sobotkin from South Carolina on December 24, 2012:

Wow! What an awesome way to utilize shells collected during many fun hours spent on the beach!

I never realized it was that easy to make such a beautiful wreath out of shells and I love the idea of using a heart shaped form. Will definitely be trying this.

Also love the idea of giving them as gifts.

Voted up across the board except for funny and shared.

Hope You Have a Merry Christmas Filled With Love and Joy,


Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 18, 2012:

Hi Becky,

If you have a number of seashells on hand, this is a simple project which yields great results. So glad that you liked this idea of making a seashell wreath. Let me know how yours turns out. Am sure you will be happy.

Becky from Oklahoma on December 18, 2012:

What a lovely and unique idea. I've seen many items made or decorated with seashells but never a wreath. I may attempt this project soon. Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories and for the detailed instructions about how to make a seashell wreath.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 18, 2012:

Hi Om,

So you also remember those beachcombing days when you were young. Nice! If I ever go back to the west coast of Florida, I'm afraid I would be forced to pick up more of those gorgeous seashells. They are just so pretty!!! :)

Om Paramapoonya on December 18, 2012:

What a cute idea! Your opening paragraph brought back many fond memories of my childhood. I used to be a zealous little beachcomber, too.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 17, 2012:

Hi Aurelio,

Florida seems to be a mecca for people being able to regularly find beautiful seashells on the beaches. Places like Sanibel Island are known for just that. We were not far from Sanibel Island when I was picking up all of those shells that I utilized in my seashell wreaths. Thanks for your comment and votes.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 16, 2012:

Hi Cyndi10,

Nice to know that you now have other ideas on how to display your seashells. Appreciate your comment.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on December 16, 2012:

Never thought to do this with seashells. Unfortunately, although you'd think the beaches of Southern California would have a ton of seashells lying about, almost none are to be found. Still, I'm voting this Up and Useful.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 16, 2012:

Hi ishwaryaa22,

So glad that you liked this seashell wreath hub. Thanks for all the up votes and the share. Hope you make one for yourself someday. :)

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on December 16, 2012:

Wonderful hub. I love seashells and often wonder what I can do with them besides putting them in bowls and jars for display. Thanks for the how to.

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on December 16, 2012:

Wow! A fantastic hub packed with clear details about seashells, helpful directions and engaging videos! Your creation is so beautiful! Currently, seashells are very popular in making Christmas crafts. Keep up the wonderful work. Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Pressed all the buttons except funny(sorry). Voted up & shared

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 12, 2012:

Hi Ethel,

I think that picking up seashells is a common practice for anyone visiting beaches anywhere in the world. They are just so attractive! Thanks for your comment.

Ethel Smith from Kingston-Upon-Hull on December 12, 2012:

Nice job Peggy. Hubby and I still pick up sea shells and the like from or travels

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 06, 2012:

Hi Nell Rose,

Glad that this made you think of warm sunny days at the beach. Those warm days lie ahead...perhaps months from now...but still, something to look forward to. :)) Glad to hear that you like the seashell wreath. Thanks for the vote up.

Nell Rose from England on December 06, 2012:

This was brilliant and so beautiful Peggy, just what I needed to see on a cold winters december day! lol! I just want to sit on the beach and pick up the shells, and I love the wreath, voted up!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 05, 2012:

Hi bac2basics,

Nice to know that your collected seashells will be put to good use! They are so pretty and hard not to want to keep collecting them when at the beach. I still have a bunch left even after making a number of seashell wreaths. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 05, 2012:

Hi Eddy,

Thanks for the vote and share regarding the making of a seashell wreath. Hope that you are having a fine day as well. :)

Anne from United Kingdom on December 05, 2012:

Hi Peggy. What a great idea. I love collecting shells when I go to the beach but get them home and then have no idea what to do with them so this hub is perfect. Thank you so much for helping me out, I will definitely give this a go, maybe try the same thing on some photo frames too.

Eiddwen from Wales on December 05, 2012:

Brilliant Peggy and I have to share and vote up.

I wish you a wonderful day.


Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 01, 2012:

Hello girishpuri,

So nice to hear that looking at how to make a seashell wreath made you think of your childhood days. You must have spent some time at the beach picking up seashells deducing from your comment. Nice!

Girish puri from NCR , INDIA on November 30, 2012:

Pretty wreath, i remember my childhood days, awesome hub.

Girish puri from NCR , INDIA on November 30, 2012:

Pretty wreath, i remember my childhood days, awesome hub.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 29, 2012:

Hi KerryAnita,

Your project sounds like a fun one. Good idea to make Christmas ornaments using the seashells. I notice you live in Florida so you should never have a problem getting a fresh supply of shells. Nice! Have fun this weekend with your girlfriends when you are crafting. :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 29, 2012:

Hi healthylife2,

Since you already have a room with beach type of decor, a shell wreath would look great in it. So glad to hear that you liked this idea. Thanks for your vote up and the share.

KerryAnita from Satellite Beach, Florida on November 29, 2012:

What a pretty wreath! I love crafting with sea shells also:) I recently collected as many little scallop shells as I could find and then bought some large round Christmas ornaments. Me and some of my girlfriends are getting together this weekend and we plan on making scallop covered Christmas ornaments:)